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If I want to connect to a new wireless network (i.e. one that just started or just came in range) I have to restart Ubuntu to get it to detect it. Any ideas? Note that other networks are visible, just not the new ones.

~$ rfkill list 
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
1: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

The name of the new network in AndroidHotspot3872

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can you add the output of rfkill list, and the name of the new network? –  Mitch May 4 '13 at 9:07
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